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About me

Associate Professor in International Health at the Equity & Health Policy Research Group at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. 

Also the Programme Director for Masters in Global Health and the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Public Health in Disasters.

Education

  • MD degree from Somali National University, Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • Masters of Medical Sciences (Mr. Med. Sc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from Karolinska Institutet.
  • PhD in Immunology from Stockholm University. 

Research description

Current area of research includes

  • HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis,
  • Behaviour aspects of vaccine trials in low -income countries,
  • Migration and Health.

Has experience of working in different parts of Africa including Somalia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda.

Teaching portfolio

I am a senior lecturer that has extensive experience in Global Health education and played key role in developing global health courses offered at IHCAR to full programmes both at master level (Master in Global health) and PhD level (World Health Programme).  Have been part of the team that established one of the first research schools with focus on global health for PhD students, The Research School for Global Health a unique collaboration between Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet.

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